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Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days

A compact breakaway that showcases the very best of ancient Egypt. Taking in the major highlights of Cairo and Luxor. From the legendary Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum, to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
Egyptian Museum
Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Necropolis of Saqqara
Luxor - Temple of Karnak

Included

Breakfast daily
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Luxor - Cairo (1st class sleeper cabin)
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 6
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara and Luxor
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$70-90, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Tuesday. Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included airport arrival transfer to hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza & Saqqara

Cairo - Luxor. Today a visit to the incredible pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. It’s estimated the largest - Khufu (Cheops) was constructed from no less than 2.5 million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tonnes. No mean feat, when you consider the pyramids were built without the use of modern equipment! Maybe opt for a camel ride. Travelling on to the necropolis of Saqqara, innumerable sand strewn temples and tombs await discovery. It’s at Saqqara where you’ll see Zhoser’s step pyramid. Rising 6 steps, it served as the prototype for ancient Egypt’s most enduring architectural legacy. This evening we travel by overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Luxor

This morning we arrive into Luxor and check into our hotel. One of the world’s greatest open-air museums, the 4000 year old site of ancient Thebes - known today as Luxor is our base for two exciting days of exploration. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, there is an optional visit to Temple of Luxor. The temple is magically illuminated by a thousand coloured lights at night fall, book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure with a chance to enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before we cross to the West Bank of the Nile. The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we’ll see as we start our day's sightseeing. They are all that remains of the temple of Amenophis III. Today, we visit the Valleys of the Kings and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Returning to our hotel, we enjoy free time before visiting Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks - built on a grand scale. During the height of Theban power, Karnak was the most important place of worship. Tonight, we return to Cairo by overnight sleeper train.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Egyptian Museum

Arrive to Cairo and hotel check-in. Later, a guided visit to the Egyptian Museum. See the famous King Tutankhamun solid gold death mask or opt to see the Royal Mummy room. Remainder of the afternoon and evening is free to do your own thing.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Cairo

Sunday. Our tour ends after breakfast and included onward departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Visit El Alamein

El Alamein Bolt-On Located on the Mediterranean coast, just 4 hours north of Cairo, lies El Alamein, where two extended battles were fought during World War II. Some 13,000 Allied soldiers were killed and 70,000 were wounded in the battle. Come and pay your respects at the Commonwealth War Cemetery and visit the local war museum.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp
This is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive Pharaoh's Adventure' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
Festive Pharaoh's Adventure
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Guaranteed Departure
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2017
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
30 May - 04 Jun 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.G
USD $1,165
USD $932

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13 Jun - 18 Jun 20% offG
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
11 Jul - 16 Jul 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.G
USD $1,165
USD $932

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25 Jul - 30 Jul 20% offG
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
08 Aug - 13 Aug 20% offG
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
29 Aug - 03 Sep 20% offG
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
05 Sep - 10 Sep 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.G
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

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12 Sep - 17 Sep 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

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19 Sep - 24 Sep 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

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26 Sep - 01 Oct 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.G
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

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03 Oct - 08 Oct 20% offG
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
10 Oct - 15 Oct 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
17 Oct - 22 Oct 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
31 Oct - 05 Nov 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
07 Nov - 12 Nov 20% offG
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
14 Nov - 19 Nov 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
28 Nov - 03 Dec 20% offG
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
05 Dec - 10 Dec 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
19 Dec - 24 Dec 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
24 Dec - 29 Dec 20% offThis is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive Pharaoh's Adventure' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.G
USD $1,435
USD $1,148

USD $740
26 Dec - 31 Dec 20% offThis is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive Pharaoh's Adventure' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
USD $1,435
USD $1,148

USD $740
2018
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
16 Jan - 21 Jan 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
30 Jan - 04 Feb 20% offG
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
06 Feb - 11 Feb 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
27 Feb - 04 Mar 20% offG
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
06 Mar - 11 Mar 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
27 Mar - 01 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!G
USD $1,435
USD $1,148

USD $740
03 Apr - 08 Apr 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
17 Apr - 22 Apr 20% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,076

USD $740
01 May - 06 May 20% offG
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
15 May - 20 May 20% off
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
22 May - 27 May 20% off
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
12 Jun - 17 Jun 20% off
USD $1,165
USD $932

USD $740
USD $1,165
USD $740
USD $1,165
USD $740
USD $1,165
USD $740
USD $1,165
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,345
USD $740
USD $1,435
USD $740
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $1,345
USD $740

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $540
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Festive/Easter Pre-Accommodation
USD $90
USD $25
Festive/Easter Post-Accomm
USD $90
USD $25
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
USD $30
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
USD $30

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Oasis Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer. Well located in Giza on the Cairo-Alexandria Road. The pyramids and Sphinx are all close by.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room and there is a tennis court on the roof. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile, with the train station is 1.5 kilometres away and the airport 10 kilometres away.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

A grand and classical hotel, the Sonesta is luxurious, ensuring you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Blu offers a rooftop pool with panoramic Cairo views. Providing spacious, well appointed guest rooms, the hotel is the perfect oasis for guests visiting the city.

Le Meridien Heliopolis, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just a short drive from Cairo’s Old Town and international airport, the 5-star Le Meridien Heliopolis combines comfort with convenience. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a minibar, plus there’s complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Dining options include a choice of four on-site restaurants, serving Egyptian and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and cocktails at The 51 Bar. During the warmer months hotel guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax on a sun lounger on the terrace. There’s also a fitness centre and tennis courts for those who like to stay active whilst on holiday.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews

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Hello. My friend and I were recently on an On The Go tour of Egypt from Sept 2016. We did the Pharaoh's Tour of Cairo and Luxor and had a wonderful time. I would like to recognize the excellence of your tour guide Waleed Zayam. He has an incredible knowledge base on Egypt and its ancient history and was able to give detailed answers to any questions we might ask him. And we asked him a lot! He is very warm, personable, and funny and really made our trip great. He is the best of the best! Also, Abdallah, our Cairo coordinator, made sure that everything ran smoothly and that we were all taken care of. I'd like to commend you on having such an excellent staff, and I would appreciate if you could forward this to the supervisors in charge of the Egypt program. I will definitely look to On The Go when planning my next vacation. Thank you for a wonderful trip!

Sincerely, Diane Kody

• Submitted 20 Sep 2016
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I had a fantastic time on this tour. I learnt so much and have taken away a better understanding of the local culture. I have wanted to see the pyramids for a long time and this far exceeded my expectations. Everything felt well planned - from the initial pickup at the airport to the overnight train journeys and the lovely hotels. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable - I will certainly be booking another tour with On the Go Tours.

• Submitted 29 Mar 2016
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This was a great tour. From the moment I stepped foot in Egypt I felt very safe and well taken care of. The representative was just outside the gate waiting for me and assisted me with the visa process and immigration. The sites were spectacular and our guides where so knowledgeable it was impressive.

• Submitted 18 Feb 2016
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There are no words for how much we were taken back by the whole experience. From landing in Cairo on day 1 to being dropped off at the airport on day 6 we felt that we were taken care of the entire time. Both guides were great. So informational I wish I could retain half of the history they taught. The beauty of all the temples and pyramids were more than I imagined. In the end, we couldn't have been happier with the On The Go experience. The sights were more than we imagined. Emile, MoMo, and Walid were great and have nothing negative to say. We plan to use On The Go for our future adventures.

• Submitted 11 Dec 2015
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Mahmoud was amazing, so thorough and kind. We consider ourselves lucky to be in his presence. The tour was the perfect amount of days to see the main sights of Egypt, if only I could have stayed longer!

• Submitted 08 Aug 2015
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The tour through Egypt was fantastic. We enjoyed every moment of it and the hotels were wonderful. Waleed our Tour Guide has a wide knowledge of the history of Egypt and is as a Tour Guide, an asset to any Tour Agency Company. Waleed's pleasant personality together with his knowledge of the country made it one of the most unforgettable holidays we have had in a very long time. We like to thank On The Go Tours for their excellent organization of the tour but most of all their Tour Guide Waleed Zayan who introduced us to the culture, the history and the feeling of the country and the people of Egypt. Emil our representative made us feel comfortable as far as the tour arrangements were concerned and was always available to ensure that all was well.

• Submitted 03 Aug 2015
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Ahmed offered flexibility as to what we (The tourists) wanted to do at certain sites which I liked. He also advised us on what to do regarding dealing with street merchants which was good. "Mo-Mo" had a good sense of humour. I was glad that "Mo-Mo" explained to us all at the Egyptian museum in Cairo what areas were worth exploring. The hotel in Luxor (I can't remember the name) was very luxurious which I liked.

• Submitted 10 Jan 2015
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Thank you for the well organized trip. During the whole trip we were feeling that we are safe and taken care of. Professionall tour guides and the other staff as well. Special thanks for Cairo's guide Mahmoud Ramadan, that guy should be promoted, really knowledgeable and professionall. Really nice time, definitely will use your company for my next trip.

• Submitted 27 Sep 2014
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Hi Trevor,

We just want to thank you for all that you did in terms of sorting out this holiday for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone that wants to experience Egypt.

A special thank you needs to go out to our Tour Guide, Haytham Youssry. Our tour would not have been the same without him.

He is the most friendly, professional person with such a passion for his position and industry. You could not help but get excited and drawn in by his amazing personality and passion for the ancient history of Egypt.

We just want to say thank you

It was amazing.

So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kathryn Erasmus • Submitted 19 Jun 2013

Hi On the Go,

I just returned from the Pharaoh's Adventure tour (June 4-9) and had a fabulous time! On the Go really went above and beyond and exceeded all my expectations. Our tour guide, Haytham Youssry was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, professional, and accommodating. It was the little things that Haytham did that made us feel like valued customers - he purchased us water, ice-cream, and papyrus bookmarks, taught us the tricks on how to avoid the hustlers, and supported us in bargaining with the shop assistants. In addition, the ground support for the tour made everything for us so easy. We were taken to and greeted by an On the Go rep at the train station who also ensured our luggage was secured and taken to our bus, and we were guided through the airport and check in process with no hassle at all.

Thanks On the Go!

Jodi Leung • Submitted 13 Jun 2013
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Tuesday
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide.
Meals
Breakfast: 5
Visiting
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017

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Hello. My friend and I were recently on an On The Go tour of Egypt from Sept 2016. We did the Pharaoh's Tour of Cairo and Luxor and had a wonderful time. I would like to recognize the excellence of your tour guide Waleed Zayam. He has an incredible knowledge base on Egypt and its ancient history and was able to give detailed answers to any questions we might ask him. And we asked him a lot! He is very warm, personable, and funny and really made our trip great. He is the best of the best! Also, Abdallah, our Cairo coordinator, made sure that everything ran smoothly and that we were all taken care of. I'd like to commend you on having such an excellent staff, and I would appreciate if you could forward this to the supervisors in charge of the Egypt program. I will definitely look to On The Go when planning my next vacation. Thank you for a wonderful trip!

Sincerely, Diane Kody

Diane Kody